Steven G. Parker wrote:
| On Dec 10, 4:36pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
| > > Anyone care to make any comments on porting Linux to an SGI Challenge L
| > > machine w/ (4) R4400 processors? Am I crazy to even attempt this?
| > You're not crazy, after all Linux is already running on bigger iron and
| > about to run on Sun's E10000. However you should checkout again what
| > hardware you actually have on your system. A Challenge L is mostly like
| > an Indy (which is supported), that is strictly uniprocessor. So
| > your system either is not a multiprocessor system or not a Challenge L.
| Actually, the Indy system is a Challenge S. The Indigo^2 system is
| a Challenge M. The Challenge L is the desk-side system and can indeed
| support multiple processors.
| I can only comment on the model line - not on whether you are crazy or not :)
The hardware is radically different. The only shared item is the cpu,
and even it's used in a fairly different way. indy w/o graphics as
challenge S, etc. is strictly a marketing idea.
It's clearly doable, but you need a whole new set of hardware specs.
Dave Olson, Silicon Graphics